West Indies A tour of Sri Lanka 2014 – SL A preliminary squad

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Media Release At a Selection Committee Meeting held on 9th September 2014 the National Selectors nominated the below players for the squad for the West Indies “A” team’s tour of Sri Lanka. Kusal Perera Upul Tharanga Dimuth Karunaratne Dhanushka Gunathilaka Dinesh Chandimal Lahiru Thirimanne Ashan Priyanjana Kithuruwan Vithanage Niroshan Dickwella Bhanuka Rajapaksha Madhawa Warnapura Roshen Silva Shehan Jayasooriya Romesh Buddhika Sachith Pathirana Chathuranga De Silva Seekkuge Prasanna Suraj Randiv P A D L R Sedara P H T Kaushal Malinga Pushpakumara Shaminda Eranga Lahiru Gamage Dushmantha Chameera Nuwan Pradeep Binura Fernando Vishva Fernando Anuk Fernando Farveez Maharoof Kasun Madushanka Akila Dhananjaya Ramith Rambukwella

Photos: Southern Express Team departure – Champions League T20 2014

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The Southern Express cricket team led by Jehan Mubarak left for India last night (9th September) to participate in the Champions League T20 2014 tournament. The tournament commence from September 13 and will end on October 4 with all the Qualifying Stage matches are to be played in Raipur from September 13 to 16 with 12 teams. The Group stage matches will see the number of teams reduce to 10 teams battling out from September 17. Southern Express is placed in qualifying group along with Mumbai Indians (India), Lahore Lions (Pakistan) and Northern Knights (New Zealand).

Dialog Sri Lanka Cricket Awards 2014 – Winners List

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DIALOG Cricketer of the Year 2014 Winner: Angelo Mathews Nominations: Kumar Sangakkara, Rangana Herath DIALOG People’s Player of the Year 2014 Kumar Sangakkara Mens T20Is Awards Best Batsman Winner: Kushal Janith Perera Nominations: Mahela Jayawardene, Tissara Perera Best Bowler Winner: Lasith Malinga Nominations: Nuwan Kulasekara, Rangana Herath Mens ODI Awards Best Batsman Winner: Angelo Mathews Nominations: Kumar Sangakkara, Lahiru Thirimanna Best Bowler Winner: Lasith Malinga Nominations: Ajantha Mendis, Sachithra Senanayake Best All-rounder ODI Winner: Angelo Mathews Nominations: T M Dilshan, Tissara Perera Emerging Cricketer of the Year Niroshan Dickwella Mens TEST Awards Best Batsman Winner: Kumar Sangakkara & Angelo Mathews Nomination s: Mahela Jayawardene, Kaushal Silva Best Bowler Winner: Rangana Herath Nominations: Dilruwan Perera, Shaminda Eranga Womens ODI Awards Best… Read More →

SLC Executive Committee Decisions – September 01st 2014

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Media Release The Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket at its meeting held yesterday (01st September 2014)  made the following decisions. Executive Committee Decisions: ExCo decided to fill the vacancies of the Coaching department due to the recent vacuum that was created with experienced and qualified persons at the earliest. National Head Coach: ExCo appointed an 8 member committee to evaluate and short list the applicants and to nominate the appropriate candidate for the vacant positions. The committee comprises of Mr. Asanga Seneviratne, Mohan De Silva, Nishantha Ranatunga, Hirantha Perera, Nuski Mohamed, Sanath Jayasuriya, Jayananda Warnaweera, Shammi Silva, Dushan Soyza, Ranjit Fernando, and Head of Coaching Jerome Jayaratne. SLC has received 17 applications for the post of National Coach – 01 local and 16 foreign, 17 applications for the… Read More →

Refund of Tickets for the 2nd ODI – Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka 2014

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce the Refund procedure for the tickets purchased for the 2nd ODI which was to be played in Colombo on the 27th of August 2014. Refunds will take place from the 2nd of September 2014 to the 10th of September 2014 from 10 am to 3.30 pm at the SLC head office, 35, Maitland Place, Colombo 7. It is compulsory for the Ticket holders to produce the original ticket purchased in order to receive the refund. Tickets purchased through the Internet will be refunded to the same Credit Card used for the purchase. however the ticket holders who have collected the original tickets should produce the original tickets issued for the Internet purchase… Read More →

17th Asian Games – Cricket Match Schedule

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Women’s Cricket Schedule at Asian Games 2014 The countries are divided in three groups – Group C, Group D and Seeds. Group C comprises of China, Hong Kong, South Korea; Group D comprises of Thailand, Nepal, Malaysia and seeds are Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Japan Match No. Date Match Venue Time 1. September 20 South Korea v China Yeonhui Cricket Ground, Incheon, South Korea 09:30 2. September 20 Malaysia v Thailand Yeonhui Cricket Ground, Incheon, South Korea 14:00 3. September 21 China v Hong Kong Yeonhui Cricket Ground, Incheon, South Korea 09:30 4. September 21 Malaysia v Nepal Yeonhui Cricket Ground, Incheon, South Korea 14:00 5. September 22 Nepal v Thailand Yeonhui Cricket Ground, Incheon, South Korea 09:30 6. September 22… Read More →

Sri Lanka clinches series after big win

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Thisara Perera produced a superb spell of right-arm medium pace bowling, while Tillakaratne Dilshan hit an unbeaten half-century, as Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by seven wickets in the deciding third and final One-Day International to clinch the series 2-1in Dambulla on Saturday (August 30). Perera returned figures of 4 for 34 in eight overs, and was instrumental in the home side ensuring Pakistan was bundled out for only 102, its lowest total in Sri Lanka. A brief rain interruption when Pakistan was 81 for 8 meant the match was reduced to 48-overs-a-side. Sri Lanka was set a revised target of 101, and chased it down in just 18.2 overs. Dhammika Prasad did the initial damage for Sri Lanka, removing Ahmed… Read More →

Sri Lanka unchanged for final ODI

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Media Release The National Selectors of Sri Lanka Cricket on Wednesday named an unchanged 15-man squad for the third and final One-Day International against Pakistan in Dambulla on Saturday (August 30). Angelo Mathews – Captain T.M Dilshan Upul Tharanga Kumar Sangakkara Mahela Jayawardena Dinesh Chandimal Ashan Priyanjana Lahiru Thirimanne – Vice Captain Lasith Malinga Nuwan Kulasekara Dhammika Prasad Rangana Herath Seekuge Prasanna Suraj Randev Thisara Perera This has been approved by the Hon.Minister of Sports.

Perera helps Sri Lanka draw level

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Thisara Perera’s fine allround show, a 36-ball 65 and 3 for 19, helped Sri Lanka trounce Pakistan by 77 runs in the second One-Day International in Hambantota on Tuesday (August 26) to level the three-match series 1-1. Electing to bat first, Sri Lanka was reduced to 194 for 6 but recovered well to post 310 for 9 in its 50 overs, before it bowled Pakistan out for 233 all out in 43.5 overs. Pakistan lost Sharjeel Khan (11) early but Ahmed Shehzad (56) and Mohammad Hafeez (62) added 96 for the second wicket to lift the team to 114 for 1. However, Pakistan lost its nine wickets for 119 runs from there on. Hafeez, who struck 11 boundaries, was dismissed by Seekkuge… Read More →

Refund of tickets for the 2nd ODI – Sri Lanka v Pakistan

Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that All Tickets purchased for the 2nd ODI which was to be played at R.Premadasa Stadium on the 27th of August 2014, will be refunded by Sri Lanka Cricket from the 2nd September to 10th September 2014 between 9 am and 4 pm. Further Entrance for the the 2nd ODI which will be played on the 26th of August 2014 in Hamabantota will be open to the public FREE OF CHARGE except for the main pavilion and the Grand Stand.

Pakistan clinches victory off penultimate ball

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Sohaib Maqsood and Fawad Alam’s sixth-wicket stand of 147 was instrumental in Pakistan overcoming a top-order collapse to post a thrilling four-wicket win in the first One-Day International against Sri Lanka in Hambantota on Saturday (August 23). Pakistan’s chase of a revised Duckworth-Lewis target of 275 in 50 overs received a major jolt as it was reduced to 106 for 5. But Maqsood’s temperament stood out. The 27-year old showed little to suggest he was playing in only his 15th ODI, as he rode the storm to finish unbeaten on 89 off just 73 balls when Shahid Afridi smashed the winning runs off Nuwan Kulasekara with one ball to spare. That Pakistan fought back from nowhere was also due to the efforts of… Read More →

Second ODI scheduled to play in Hambantota on 26th August

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Media Release At a meeting held today with regard to the above, a decision has been taken to conduct the 2nd ODI in Hambanthota due to the bad weather condition in Colombo. The Match is advanced by one day to the 26th of August 2014 and will be played as  a Day Night game. 27th of August would be the Rain Reserve Day. This decision was taken on a request from the National Curator where he had confirmed that the ground will not be fit to play the 2nd ODI in Colombo on the 27th of August 2014.  Due to the continuous bad weather condition the ground is soggy and the pitch is not in good playing condition since it… Read More →

Sachithra Senanayake returns from Perth

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Media Release SLC is pleased to inform the Media the arrival of the Sri Lankan Off Spinner Sachithra Senanayake from Perth, Australia. Sachithra was working on remodeling of his bowling action at the University of Western Australia with the aid of the University consultant coach on corrective suspect bowling actions Darryl Foster. Darryl, together with the University Bio Mechanist conducted 10 days of remedial work to remodel Sachithra’s action. SLC will be presenting Sachithra to the ICC accredited Cardiff University for clearance testing subjected to the pending report from Perth. This report is expected to reach SLC within the next fortnight. Sachithra was accompanied and assisted during this tour by SLC’s Head of Coaching Jerome Jayaratne.

Learn from the legends – A mini coaching camp for children (Pakistan tour)

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In support of the Sri Lanka Visually-Handicapped Cricket Team, SLC together with Standard Charted bank, organised a mini coaching camp for children where kids from different schools across the island were coached by members of the Sri Lankan and Pakistan cricket teams. The kids also had the opportunity to get their sports gear signed by the cricketing legends present at the coaching camp. All proceeds collected at the event will be forwarded to the Sri Lanka Blind Cricket Association to support the Sri Lanka Visually-Handicapped XI’s 2014 World Cup Tour in South Africa.